Pedestrians struggle to cross a street in Miyazaki, southern Japan, in heavy rain and strong winds caused by a powerful typhoon approaching to Japan Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, Takanori Ichikawa)
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A powerful typhoon that washed three American airmen in Okinawa out to sea, killing at least one, slammed central Japan Monday, stalling trains and flights and triggering mudslides, before swerving to the Pacific Ocean.Elsewhere in the Pacific, a separate typhoon whipped the Mariana Islands, including Guam, with high winds and heavy rain. Authorities advised more than 2 million people to evacuate, according to Kyodo News service.In the Marianas, the eye of Typhoon Vongfong skirted Rota, a small island with about 2,500 residents where many buildings are made of concrete.Typhoon Vongfong had maximum sustained winds of about 195 kilometers (105 miles) per hour, said Roger Edson of the National Weather Service in Guam.
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